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Spanish translation of “fall”


verb /foːl/ (past tense fell /fel/, past participle fallen)
to go down from a higher level usually unintentionally The apple fell from the tree Her eye fell on an old book. (often with over) to go down to the ground etc from an upright position, usually by accident She tripped and fell (over). to become lower or less The temperature is falling. to happen or occur Easter falls early this year. to enter a certain state or condition She fell asleep They fell in love. (formal only with it as subject) to come as one’s duty etc: It falls to me to take care of the children. falls noun plural a waterfall the Niagara Falls. fallout noun radioactive dust from a nuclear explosion etc.
lluvia radioactiva
his/her etc face fell he, she etc looked suddenly disappointed.
puso cara larga
Her face fell when she heard the news.
fall away to become less in number The crowd began to fall away. to slope downwards
descender abruptamente
The ground fell away steeply.
fall back to move back or stop moving forward. He ordered the troops to fall back. fall back on to use, or to go to for help, finally when everything else has been tried
recurrir a, apoyarse en
Whatever happens you have your father’s money to fall back on.
fall behind to be slower than (someone else) Hurry up! You’re falling behind (the others) He is falling behind in his schoolwork. (with with) to become late in regular payment, letter-writing etc Don’t fall behind with the rent! fall down (sometimes with on) to fail (in) He’s falling down on his job. fall flat (especially of jokes etc) to fail completely or to have no effect
no hacer gracia, fracasar
Her joke fell flat.
fall for to be deceived by (something)
dejarse engañar por, picar
I made up a story to explain why I had not been at work and he fell for it.
to fall in love with (someone) He has fallen for your sister.
fall in with to join with (someone) for company
encontrarse con
On the way home, we fell in with some friends.
to agree with (a plan, idea etc) They fell in with our suggestion.
fall off to become smaller in number or amount Audiences often fall off during the summer. fall on/upon to attack
atacar, caer sobre
The robbers fell on the old man and beat him They fell hungrily upon the food.
fall out (sometimes with with) to quarrel I have fallen out with my sister. fall short (often with of) to be not enough or not good enough etc The money we have falls short of what we need. fall through (of plans etc) to fail or come to nothing
fracasar, quedar en nada
Our plans fell through.
(Definition of fall from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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